Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have some questions, please find below some answers to those we most commonly get asked. If you have anything else left unanswered, we’d be happy to answer it; just send an email to [email protected]
1. when are the opening and closing dates for applications to the Graduate Leadership Programme?
We recruit for different countries at different times throughout the year depending on market requirements. Please check the vacancies page to see what markets we are currently recruiting for. If there isn’t a position in your preferred country currently available you can still complete a speculative application.
2. What happens to speculative applications?
All speculative applications are reviewed and we will get back to you as soon as possible. This will either be to let you know that after your review we don’t believe you are suitable for our graduate programme, or that we’d like to keep your CV on file for further consideration when we have a position available in your selected country.
3. Can I apply to more than one country?
Yes, you can apply to as many countries as you wish as long as you are eligible to work in that country, are willing to move there permanently and can speak the local language fluently.
4. How many graduates are hired?
At TTI we base our graduate intake on the business needs so often hold several assessment centres during a year. The number and locations of graduates will be specified in each advert.
5. What support do you offer if I need to relocate?
This will be discussed with you on an individual basis upon offer of employment.
6. Can I still apply if I need a work permit or visa?
To be successful in the Graduate Leadership Programme we require you to be able to work across Europe, including the UK, immediately upon joining the programme.
7. What subject degree do I need?
Ideally you will have a degree in business, marketing or engineering however we do consider applicants with any degree subject.
8. What grade degree do I need?
If your degree is from a UK university then you will need a 2:2 or above. If your degree is from elsewhere, then it will be the local equivalent.
9. What level of degree do I need?
We will consider applicants with either a Bachelors or a Masters degree. We will also consider those who have a technical apprenticeship with skill enhancement in technique and business administration.
10. Will you reimburse any expenses I occur from attending the assessment centre?
Yes, we will reimburse all expenses genuinely incurred from your attendance at the assessment centre. If you have any expenses which are of a large value it is best to check with us first to ensure they will be covered.
11. Will I receive feedback if my application is unsuccessful?
If you complete a telephone interview or attend one of our assessment centres then we will provide you with detailed feedback which we hope you will find useful.
Unfortunately due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback if your application is not successful at the first stage.
12. Where will I be based?
You will primarily be based in the country for which you are applying, with occasional travel for work purposes. If you wish to work in another country please ensure this is specified on your application form. For any country you wish to work in you will need to be eligible to work there, able to speak the local language fluently and willing to move there permanently.
Where abouts in the country you are based will depend on business needs. Where possible we try to accommodate graduates close to their home or preferred location, if a significant move is required then we will consider a relocation allowance for you.
Within the country you will be home-based but spend a significant proportion of your time travelling to customers. The company will assist you in the set-up of a home-office.
13. What level of travel is involved?
At the start of your career you will travel to Germany and the UK for training sessions. You will also attend our brand events which take part in different countries 2-3 times per year. As your career progresses the amount of travel you do will depend on your particular role. We will always aim to give you as much notice as possible when we require you to travel.
14. Do all graduates spend the first part of their career driving a van?
All graduates who are taken on for our Field Marketing Executive roles are required to spend approximately the first 12-18 months learning our business by undertaking this role which requires you to visit customers, clients and sites in one of our branded vans. We think this is the best way for you to develop the core skills you’ll need to progress your career. Obviously there are other aspects to the job as well, such as attending events.
Occasionally we do use our assessment centres to help us source talent for other positions as well, but you should be prepared to start your career with TTI in the Field Marketing Executive role.
15. What type of company vehicle will I be given?
This varies depending on which country you are based in but could be something like a Ford Transit or Ranger.
16. What training will I receive on the Graduate Leadership Programme?
Soon after joining the Graduate Leadership Programme you will attend one of our training centres where you will be given an in-depth knowledge of our products, so whatever level of prior awareness you have, you will soon start to become an expert with our power tools.
Throughout the programme there are then specific training days to improve the skills you will need in your role such as sales skills and presentation skills.
There will also be other opportunities depending on which department or job role you progress into.
Most training will be held in English, therefore you must have strong English language skills in order to partake.
17. What happens at the end of the 2 year Graduate Leadership Programme?
It is our belief that with all the right training and experience you will be ready for a number of roles in TTI, which is why when you join our Graduate Leadership Programme we give you a permanent contract. Which role you move into will depend on your personal strengths and business opportunities. This will be discussed with you at the time.